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internet

See also: Internet

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined by the United States Department of Defense in 1986, as a shortening of internetwork.

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NounEdit

internet (plural internets)

  1. (countable) Any set of computer networks that communicate using the Internet Protocol. (An intranet.)
  2. (uncountable) The Internet, the largest global internet.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27: 
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", "share the things you love with the world" and so on.
  3. (countable) An internet connection, internet connectivity, access to the internet.
    Do you have internet at your place?  My internet is down and I want to check my email.
  4. (countable, Internet slang, humorous) A fictitious unit of scoring, awarded for making outstanding posts.

Usage notesEdit

  • When referring to the global internet, the term is frequently capitalized: Internet. Over time, however, this is becoming less common.
  • The internet, the world wide web, and cyberspace are often considered synonymous.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

internet m

  1. the Internet
  2. internet (any set of computer networks)

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

NounEdit

internet n (singular definite internettet, not used in plural form)

  1. internet

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntərˌnɛt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

NounEdit

internet n (uncountable)

  1. Internet (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)

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VerbEdit

internet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of internetten
  2. imperative of internetten

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

NounEdit

internet

  1. internet

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

internet m

  1. (singular only) the Internet
    Il a rencontré beaucoup d'amis sur internet la semaine dernière.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

NounEdit

internet f (uncountable)

  1. internet

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈintɛrnɛt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

NounEdit

internet (plural internetek)

  1. Internet (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

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EtymologyEdit

English

NounEdit

internet f (invariable)

  1. internet

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

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NounEdit

internet f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /înternet/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

NounEdit

ȉnternet m (Cyrillic spelling и̏нтернет)

  1. internet

ReferencesEdit

  • internet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Internet.

NounEdit

internet m, f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Usage notesEdit

  • Internet is an ambiguous noun with no definite gender; both el and la are used.